“Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4: 29-32.
Lord God, thank you for friends. May we cherish them, seek the best for them, and speak well of them always. Thank you for being our friend. For loving us when we were unloveable, forgiving us when we did not deserve it, for saving us from sin and death. By your Holy Spirit help us this day to be a friend to the friendless and to love them even as we have been loved by you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.